At a hearing discussing stop-and-frisk policy Wednesday, a councilman in the nation’s capital said Wednesday police in the District of Columbia (D.C.) should not have firearms.
Speaking at a police oversight hearing for law enforcement at the Howard University School of Business Wednesday, David Grosso, an at-large member of D.C. Council (Independent) suggested police officers who patrol the streets of Washington should not carry firearms at all, according to CBS DC.
“My staff won’t let me tell you that I think we oughta get rid of guns in the city and that police shouldn’t have guns so I’m not gonna tell you that.”
“In other countries not every police enforcement officer is armed with a weapon that’s going to kill somebody.”
“It’s one thing to escalate with a billy club versus escalating with a pistol.”
The hearing also addressed D.C. police’s introduction of body cameras, announced last month. Chief Cathy Lanier hopes to have fully implemented in the next three years. Crime rates in the nation’s capital are routinely above the national average, according to information provided by City Data.
H/T: The Blaze
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